Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 25, 2017, 05:22:52 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Members: 31878
  • Latest: ego88
  • Total Posts: 722795
  • Total Topics: 58748
  • Online Today: 311
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 3
Guests: 210
Total: 213


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: CARE Act Reauthorized  (Read 857 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline tcellsnaction

  • Member
  • Posts: 43
  • just me.....
CARE Act Reauthorized
« on: December 06, 2006, 04:47:11 PM »
Daily HIV/AIDS Report

Politics and Policy | Legislators Reach Deal on Ryan White CARE Act; Bill Expected To Be Reauthorized Before Congress Adjourns

[Dec 06, 2006]

      Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), ranking Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on Tuesday announced that lawmakers have compromised on a bill to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act, which provides funding for HIV/AIDS programs in the U.S., CQ HealthBeat reports (Wayne, CQ HealthBeat, 12/5). HELP Chair Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Kennedy on Friday at a meeting with HIV/AIDS advocates said it was unlikely that legislators would reach a compromise to renew the CARE Act before Congress adjourns for the year. Five senators, including those from New Jersey and New York state, earlier this year blocked Senate consideration of a House-approved bill (HR 6143) sponsored by Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) that would change CARE Act funding formulas so that rural areas experiencing increasing numbers of HIV/AIDS cases receive higher funding amounts and urban areas' funding would decrease. Some legislators from states with large urban areas -- including California, New Jersey and New York -- have opposed measures that would change CARE Act funding formulas, saying they could harm HIV/AIDS programs in areas with higher HIV prevalence. Enzi in November attempted to compromise with the senators by offering a three-year reauthorization of the measure, rather than the five-year reauthorization that they previously had blocked, Senate aides said. Enzi said he thought the deal might be acceptable because New York and New Jersey would have experienced their steepest financial loses in HIV/AIDS funding in the last two years under the original CARE Act reauthorization proposal (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 12/5). Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and other New York and New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to a proposal by Kennedy, the AP/San Jose Mercury News reports (Barrett, AP/San Jose Mercury News, 12/5).

Bill Details
Kennedy's proposal includes provisions to:

Strengthen "hold harmless" provisions and maintain funding levels so that states would not receive less than 95% of their 2006 funding levels;
Count all HIV-positive people for funding regardless of where they live or how the data is reported;
Maintain the funding pool for prescription drugs and therapeutics;
Expect HHS to continue developing a framework addressing HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and to report their progress in 2008;
Maintain a four-year transition period for states with code-based reporting systems to switch to names-based reporting systems without being penalized (Kennedy release, 12/5).

The compromise also would repeal the Ryan White program after three years, forcing Congress to write a new law and reconsider the program's structural challenges before then, Senate aides said. "It puts the pressure on us to get a reauthorization done in a timely fashion and not just extend something," a Senate Democratic aide said (CQ HealthBeat, 12/5).

Reaction, Next Steps
Kennedy in a statement said, "After years and years of negotiations, this final proposal clears the way for reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act this year so that all people living with HIV/AIDS will get the care and services they need to live long and productive lives." The compromise deal came after "months at the negotiating table trying to find an agreement that will ensure that Americans have access to life-saving HIV/AIDS treatments regardless of their race, gender, or where they live" Enzi said. "I'm very proud of the way that we just basically dug our heels in and stood our ground against a bipartisan coalition," Rodham Clinton said, adding, "[T]hey gave ground and we came up with a compromise that we can live with. We're very happy" (Barrett, AP/Long Island Newsday, 12/5). The bill this week is expected to pass in both chambers of Congress (AP/San Jose Mercury News, 12/5).
Live With Passion!

Wherever you feel most comfortable, this is your home....
Whoever shows you greatest love and kindness, these are your family....


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.